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Lot No 103 Gaya Street, Kota Kinabalu 88000 Malaysia
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#16 of 288 Specialty lodging in Kota Kinabalu
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Sensi Backpackers Hostel is a cozy hostel located right in the heart of Gaya Street, in the city of Kota Kinabalu Sabah, Malaysia. Our hostel is dedicated for budget travelers who prefer quiet and unique atmosphere. Cleanliness is our top priority. Our staff is friendly and understands the needs of our guests.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Coffee shop
Baggage storage
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Shared kitchen
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Shared lounge / TV area
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English, Chinese, Filipino, Malay
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Di B wrote a review Aug 2018
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Had a great time. Stayed here twice during the trip. Great WiFi, hot showers, air con, communal space which is great for groups. I would definitely recommend staying here. Far cheaper than the hotels and much better service and accommodation.
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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olli r wrote a review Apr 2018
Austria62 contributions1 helpful vote
perfect location, comfortable beds, air condition, fan and lockers in the rooms, fridge available, owner is cleaning every day fresh sheets and towels provided helps you booking tours around kk if you want would stay here again :) friendly staff
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Date of stay: April 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 4 Apr 2018
thank you so much!
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Stefania O wrote a review Sep 2017
Christchurch, New Zealand59 contributions34 helpful votes
Really good hostel in KK. The whole place is spotless, extremely clean. Beds are comfortable, with 2 pillows. Bed sheets are clean and smells of clean laundry. Rooms are spacious, with bunk beds, plenty of space for backpacks and lockers. There is air conditioning although this is not blasted at 16celsius while it's 35 outside, it's set at a decent level. Bathrooms have good showers and clean toilets. I have not used the kitchen much so I can only say it's a nice space with windows. Nice few places to eat in the area.
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Date of stay: September 2017
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Syamsul A wrote a review Aug 2017
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Perfect place for backpackers that want to get a decent place to stay at a reasonable price. Also easy to find a place to eat nearby. Can also cook a simple fast food, rest and watch television provided. The toilet also clean.
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Date of stay: August 2017Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Eila K wrote a review Jul 2017
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia137 contributions33 helpful votes
Staff automatically allocate me in one dorm which is for 6 person but it's only me. She considerate me as a muslim girl that cannot be sharing bedroom with guys. The facilities perfectly enough for a traveller. An iron and hairdryer is provided. Bathroom sharing. In the bedroom dorm for 6 person, consists of 3 double decker, towels, locker, a fan, air-conditioner, and external plug for charging our devices. It's located near to gaya street which is operate on sunday only and 24 hours shop nearby. It's very convenient. It's only cost me RM25 per night.
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Date of stay: July 2017Trip type: Travelled solo
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Justine Keith Basco wrote a review Jul 2017
Manila, Philippines34 contributions1 helpful vote
Arrived in KK after 7 days of my 10 days ASEAN back packing trip. After longing to talk to a fellow Filipinino, finally I met, Ms. Marina, the hostel care taker :) Sensi Backpackers Hostel really gave an aura of a home away from home. I almost forget to roam around KK because I'm too relaxed staying on the hostel. The location was great, almost near everywhere! The facilities and design were really amusing, it will give you the comfort of a home. The stairway is more like an art gallery! And the best asset of this Hostel is the caretaker and the receptionist, Ms. Marina, you will really feel the native Filipino with the touch of Malay, If your'e staying in Sensi Backpacker's Hostel, feel free to call her "Ate Marina" means sister, and she will love it.
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Date of stay: July 2017
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Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Book online for lesser price :)
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Grover191 wrote a review Feb 2017
64 contributions35 helpful votes
Decent place and cheap. Beds are comfortable (2 big pillows) and clean, and there is aircon in the dorm rooms. There is one kitchen/common room with a tv but it really lacks atmosphere and that backpacker vibe. When I was there there seemed to be many family holiday makers as opposed to backpackers, But no issues for a good sleep after a long flight.
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Date of stay: February 2017
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Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Try get a lower bunk bed. I was stuck on top bunk right under the aircon and it was a cold night...
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Laura Cassandra H wrote a review Jan 2017
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The location is great. The room, the beds are just nice, we didn't get any bed bug, but our roommate was bit by bed bug. I booked via booking.com, and when i reached there, they didn't have my booking record, but luckily rooms are available (female dorm). The showers/toilets are separated for male and female, and clean. The lady is helpful too. In front of the hostel is a Guardian. Easy to find foods. Not so noisy. You can request key from the lady if you go out and wanted to lock the door, but we didn't, we just left our bag there, and only took with us valuable things. huhu
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Date of stay: January 2017
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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867joys wrote a review Dec 2016
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Really really bad, here is always hot , feeling like is stay by the steam room. The main point is , here looks clean but the bed have bed bug or bed some the have bug on the room. and the staff don't change the bed sheet or blanket . Even someone already check out, the staff just fold the blanket and " make it clean" then leave the room. So terrible. So terrible , although the some staff is nice but some staff is lazy.. here, don't come. Until they wash all of it, and clean all the room first.
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Date of stay: December 2016Trip type: Travelled solo
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Riduwan Z wrote a review Nov 2016
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Just came back from Kiulu for adventure activity. Checked in at Sensi and try to get some rest. They are only 2 guests including me! Cannot sleep throughout the nite. I feel itchy everywhere so i thought maybe due to my previous prog. In the morning i noticed that my bed is covered with bed bug!!!! The caretaker said another guest might have caused the bed bug infestation and offered me another bed in another room. I need to change hostel not room
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Date of stay: November 2016Trip type: Travelled solo
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MalaysiaSabahWest Coast DivisionKota Kinabalu DistrictKota Kinabalu
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sensi Backpackers Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Sensi Backpackers Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Kota Kinabalu City Mosque (0.2 km), Gaya Street Sunday Market (0.1 km), and Suria Sabah (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sensi Backpackers Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, laundry service, and baggage storage.
What are some restaurants close to Sensi Backpackers Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include El Centro, Chilli Vanilla, and Nook Cafe.
Is Sensi Backpackers Hostel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Kota Kinabalu.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sensi Backpackers Hostel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, Malay, and Filipino.
Are there any historical sites close to Sensi Backpackers Hostel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Monsopiad Cultural Village (10.5 km).